Batman's Ambiguity In The Dark Knight

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In the 2008 film The Dark Knight directed by Christopher Nolan, it can be argued that the main character Batman is considered morally ambiguous, because even though he is a vigilante the way in which he does things does not always correspond with the law.

Batman’s alter-ego Bruce Wayne is a billionaire who dedicates himself to protecting Gotham City from its criminal underworld and from his archenemy, The Joker.

One of the reasons Batman can be considered ambiguous is because he does immoral things such as hacking peoples cellphones and using the signals as a map of the city, even though he commits this unethical act, it is all done to protect the city from The Joker.

The vigilante Batman is always dressed in black and only comes out at night, hence The Dark Knight, this is ironic because Batman is actually a hero, but he is dressed like a villain. Camera angles and music help the audience understand the Batman is actually the good guy, for example Batman is always shown from a low angle which makes the audience look up to him, making him superior. Many times throughout the film we hear very dark and intense music, and is usually associated with actions and in The Dark Knight action means BATMAN.
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In conclusion it can be agreed that Batman is morally ambiguous because even though he does unethical things it is all for the good of his city and he portrays the perfect image of a

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